38 degrees celcius, noon, infinite heat. The best time of days like this is the moment of sunset. Finally, there is wind again and you start to feel a little refreshing breeze on your sweaty back. During my time in Lisbon, there were quite a lot of those hot days and I loved to take a sundowner after a day at the beach. Around 8 and 9pm, people gathered at a public place, either in Chiado or at the sea side, drank a glass of wine or a glass of Ginja sangria, tapped and served in a plastic cup.
The sangria in Lisbon is made with Ginja. Ginja, a sour cherry liquor, is – next to pastéis de nata and pastéis de bacalhau – one of Lisbon’s signature groceries. As I took the first sip of this tasty sangria, I initially knew, this had to be a liquid recipe to share with you. So fix yourself this tasty, refreshing Ginja sangria, enjoy the upcoming sunsets on your balcony or terrace and get into holiday mood.